Edgar Allan Poe is known for some of the most horrifying stories ever written through out time. He worked with the natural world, animals, and weather to create chilling literature. Two most notable thrillers are “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Poe was infatuated with death, disfigurement, and dark characteristics of the world. He could mix characters, setting, theme,and mood in a way that readers are automatically drawn into reading.
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Seventh Edition. Eds. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell, Boston: Wadsworth, 2010 385-390. Print Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Raven” Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing.
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The Gothic Era was filled with many mysterious happenings and many poets took advantage of this to write mysterious and dark poems that catch the readers attention even in today’s modern society. This dark time brought forth many interesting poets like Edgar Allen Poe. During this time, Poe wrote many famous poems like “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and his most famous piece of writing, “The Raven”. These works all gave us a sense of death, insanity and illustrated the dark minds of poets of the Gothic Era. Edgar Allen Poe was among the many influential poem writers in the 1800’s.
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